The representative of the Democratic opposition and head of the American deputies prefers the option of the prison to that of an impeachment of the president.
Detention rather than dismissal. The head of US deputies Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she would rather see President Donald Trump “in prison” after he was defeated in the 2020 presidential election, rather than being targeted by impeachment proceedings. , says the site “Politico”.
“I do not want to see him dismissed, I want to see him in prison,” said Tuesday the president of the House of Representatives, American equivalent of the National Assembly. Remarks held during a meeting with senior officials of his parliamentary group of the Democratic opposition, reports the political site.
- For the moment, the dismissal can not succeed
The Democratic official would have said understand the position of supporters, still a minority, an impeachment. But she insisted that the time is not right for launching this procedure. She is very unpopular in public opinion and, for the moment, doomed to fail, for lack of sufficient support from the Republican majority, whose support from some of the elected representatives is necessary.
The White House has described Pelosi’s remarks as “shocking”. She and the president are at loggerheads, each having recently questioned the mental health of the other. After nicknamed her “Nancy the Mad”, Donald Trump called her “Nancy the Nervous” on Thursday in an interview with Fox News Channel, made during her visit to France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Allied landing on the beaches of Normandy.
Democrats are debating the way forward since the April 18 release of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller‘s report on Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. He concluded that there was no Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russia’s capital, Moscow, did not, however, clear up the suspicions of obstruction of justice. Robert Mueller did not recommend Trump’s indictment because of his presidential immunity.